Unconfigured Ad Widget



No announcement yet.

Multi-Color Metallic Pearls - Betty Sue King


  • Multi-Color Metallic Pearls - Betty Sue King

    If you have never met Betty Sue King, you are missing an engaging experience. Betty Sue King, affectionately titled The Pearl Goddess, is the owner of King's Ransom Pearls and she has a remarkable eye for color, quality and the unusual in pearls. She is a member of the American Gem Trade Association and has served on the board of directors for many years. King's Ransom can be found at the AGTA shows in Tucson and Las Vegas and at the SNAG show (Society of North American Goldsmiths).

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Betty Sue Metallics.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	67.5 KB
ID:	449551
    Take, for instance, these glowing freshwater metallic pearls in the current popular colors. They have an irresistible depth to their lustrous nacre.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	Betty Sue with tools.jpg
Views:	1
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	449550
    And here is The Goddess, inspecting tools at the Paspaley pearling operations in Darwin, Australia on the 2007 GIA Alumni Pearl Tour to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia.


    Blaire Beavers

    We have yet to figure out how to activate comments, so I am adding some comments from the thread on the forum:

    "I always look forward to seeing Betty Sue. I always learn lots about pearls and she is an amazingly lovely and generous person too."

    "Betty Sue is certainly very nice ! She saw me at the HK fair last year from half way across the hall and came over to say 'hi' .. I was agonizing over 6 strands trying to decide which 1 I should buy. I had poured over them for 10 min and as she walked up and chatted with me while I turned them over and over. I explained my dilemma ... she took one look and pointed "That one!" . Then she looked at 2 strands of white and gold SS that I'd passed on .. confirmed that I didn't want them (read here could not afford them on top of the Tahitians I'd just committed to buy ) and said "that one" . Afterwards she held it up and pointed to one huge round white pearl...'that's why I bought it..that pearl will sell the whole strand' ... then..like the Lone Ranger...she was ... AWAY !!"
      Posting comments is disabled.





    There are no tags yet.

    Latest Articles


    • Cibjo webinar/discussion on origins of gemstones
      by CortezPearls
      Although it is not about PEARLS (but it may include them), some of you may find it interesting, so here is the information:

      The origin of a gemstone, namely the geographic location at which it was extracted from the earth, has for years posed substantial scientific challenges to the gemmologists who are called on to make definitive judgements.

      The current focus on supply chain integrity and traceability means that the concept of origin has expanded and is more relevant
      04-29-2021, 10:26 PM
    • Pearl-Guide.com Presents: Walk and Talk with Josh Humbert!
      by CortezPearls

      Pearl-Guide.com invited forum member & sustainable pearl farmer Josh Humbert of Kamoka Pearls fame to a "Walk and Talk" Zoom event this past Saturday 10th, 2021.

      Josh -and wife Celeste Brash- took some time from his busy schedule with the pearl seeding season at his farm in Ahe, French Polynesia, to share information about their 2021 pearl harvest (48% rounds, wow!), his farming operation, pearl characteristics of this year's harvest and much more!...
      04-08-2021, 11:55 PM
    • New Bi-Monthly Column: The Sustainability Corner
      by CortezPearls
      Hello dear Pearl-Guide.com Forum Members: With spring comes renewed energies and pulses, the recent system upgrade also allows me to start adding up content that we believe is necessary to keep the forum growing and renewed, making it the #1 Source for Pearl information on the World-Wide-Web for years to come. I had this idea of a column years ago, when I still published "The Sea of Cortez Peal Blog", which went "black" after a massive Russian hacker attack (the importance of updating your system...
      04-01-2021, 05:40 PM
    • The Winners! The CPAA's 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC)
      by CortezPearls
      New York, NY – Feb. 9, 2021. The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has announced the U.S. and international winners of its 11th Annual International Pearl Design Competition (IPDC).

      On Saturday, Feb. 6, judges Jean Francois Bibet, workshop and production director at Cartier; and Patricia Faber, co-owner of Aaron Faber Gallery in Manhattan (whose store will show and offer for sale the winning entries and the finalists of Faber’s choice); inspected 19 live U.S. division...
      03-16-2021, 04:14 PM
    • Indonesian South Sea Keshi on a Lazy Sunday
      by GemGeek
      Carolyn Ehret operates Ehret Design Gallery on eBay, a favorite of our members, and myself! If you find yourself having to wait for a car repair or a delayed appointment, I can practically guarantee that the time will fly by while you look at the fun items on her site. Of course, looking can be dangerous to your pocketbook. This is also a great place to find a few gems to add to a necklace or earrings--or just to source beautiful and unusual pearls. I had Carolyn add gold spacer beads and finding...
      05-26-2019, 06:22 PM
    • Pearls Make Me Feel Beautiful
      by GemGeek
      Looking through photos from this summer, I noticed that all the photos where I am wearing pearls are the ones where I am joyous and glowing. Could there be a transfer of radiance from the pearls to the wearer? Can pearls fill the soul with visible happiness? I'm not sure, but I love my self-purchase of pearls from little h beyond measure.

      Happy Blaire, followed by closeups of the pearls...

      Non-glam photos, but nothing shows color like a white paper towel!
      12-09-2018, 11:45 PM